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San Diego regional water news roundup Jul 8-14, 2012

Posted by George J Janczyn on July 15, 2012

A selected roundup of news related to San Diego regional water issues. Click headlines for the full story at originating website.


Padre Dam board settles on five-year plan / U-T San Diego : “Highlights of the budget plan include the district’s development of a technology plan, exploring the expansion of water recycling facilities, looking into…indirect potable [reuse]….”

County OKs underground storage tank cleanup agreement / Ramona Sentinel : “San Diego County Board of Supervisors recently approve a revenue agreement with the California Water Resources Control Board to monitor and clean up leaking underground storage tanks. The county’s Department of Environmental Health will be in charge of the cleanup and monitoring efforts.”

Is my tap water safe to drink? / San Diego Coastkeeper : “Is my tap water safe to drink is probably the most frequent question I hear when I tell people I do water quality monitoring. Here at Coastkeeper, we monitor inland water quality in our rivers and streams, but I just got my copy of the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report from the City of San Diego. There is a ton of acronyms and jargon terms, so I thought I’d help you look through it….”

County Supervisors support agreement between two cities and five Native American tribes to share water from San Luis Rey River / Fallbrook Village News : “The water agreement includes the La Jolla, Pauma, Pala, Rincon, and San Pasqual Indian Bands, the Vista Irrigation District, and the City of Escondido….”

Water district considers natural gas line for pump station in Poway / Ramona Sentinel : “Ramona Municipal Water District is taking steps toward possibly adding a natural gas pipeline as a second power source for its Poway Pump Station.”

ESCONDIDO: Developers, environmentalists may partner on water quality / North County Times : “Two groups that rarely agree on anything —- Escondido environmentalists and the staunchly pro-development Building Industry Association —- say they’re exploring a partnership that could help accelerate restoration and clean-up of some local waterways and creek beds.”

‘A New Normal,’ Padre Dam Board Approves New Five Year Business Plan and Budget / Santee Patch : “Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recently approved a new Five Year Business Plan and Budget for Fiscal Years 2013-2017…[will] Explore the expansion of water recycling facilities to help diversify water sources and explore the potential of Indirect Potable Reuse with the Santee Aquifer.”

Bonita neighborhood told not to drink water / U-T San Diego : “Sweetwater Authority on Wednesday advised residents of a Bonita neighborhood not to drink their tap water for the next 48 hours until tests have confirmed it is safe to consume. Customers in 54 homes and a handful of businesses have been informed that overflow from a customer well may have compromised their water supply.”

Watershed: exploring a new water ethic for the new west / Water Conservation Garden : “In association with The Redford Center, The Garden is proud to present the premiere screening of WATERSHED as it embarks upon a Southwest U.S. tour, and for the opportunity to provide a forum for meaningful discussion about our region’s water issues and the ongoing importance of water conservation in our daily lives.”

Toilet-to-tap helps conservation efforts U-T San Diego : “In 2001, the San Diego Chapter of Surfrider Foundation sued the city of San Diego over its substandard sewage discharge practices. But what began as an adversarial conflict has evolved into a positive working relationship with city officials. Since then, water management practices, society, and the environmental movement have realigned.”

 

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